Second Grade Nest: Classroom Decoration Inspiration (Throwback Thursday)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Classroom Decoration Inspiration (Throwback Thursday)

MAYBE this will inspire me to start creating and getting in the crafty spirit for my room this year. 

I love seeing my posts from last summer, because in one quick year, my style has changed so much. In this post, you will see my table signs and my behavior chart from my FIRST owl decor pack, but how things have changed... check out my newest owl decor pack and how different my classroom will be this year once I am able to get in and decorate. :-)


Monday Made It #10

So excited to be joined Monday Made It again with 4th Grade Frolics! I've been able to get into my classroom, so I have a few more things that I've completed.

Tissue paper from the dollar tree sorted by color, fanned, and Bobby pinned to hold. 

Sorry this picture is fuzzy. 

Then , I attached my owl/chevron table sign. You can find these signs for $1.50 at my store. Click the picture to grab. 

Attention all Daily-5 users!!! Dollar Spot at Target! These bins are only $1!
I wasn't crazy about the colors not matching, so I bought some spray paint at the store. 

After my spray painting party. The whole day after I this, I swore I had arthritis. My hand was stuck like I was holding a spray paint can! Painful. 

Then, I slapped on my numbers and lined them up. I like them much better now that they are all matching. Maybe I'm just crazy. 

I found these frames at the free teacher store here in Cincinnati and decided I could do something with them. 

Voila! I'm going to put these on the tops of my teacher bookshelves. 

Finally got this set up with my little owls glued on to my clothes pins. I connected each paper with ribbon- which you can't see from this far away. Also, when I hot glued it to the wall, I only put a strip down the middle, otherwise the kids won't be able to pin their clothespin on. Check out my Owl Behavior Chart here or click the picture. 

Hope ya'll enjoyed a few of my creations! Good luck setting up your room and don't forget to link up with Monday Made It if you've created anything lately. 



  1. I love, love, love your table number signs! I might need a tutorial to show me exactly how to make them (I'm a little slow in the crafty department!). Love your blog! I'm your newest follower!


    1. I think a tutorial is a great idea. Check back soon and I'll post one because I plan on making a few more puffs!


    2. I tried making these puffs and they weren't puffy! They just fell over to one side and looked like flowers! What did I do wrong? Looking forward to that tutorial.

  2. Thanks for sharing your throwback link to a previous decorating post! Everything you made turned out wonderful!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

    1. :-D Thank you Sarah! I loved doing all that decorating last year, but I'm more excited for getting back in there this year!

  3. Love that you use frames! Makes it feel like home :) I keep a supply around and I let my kids bring in pictures at the beginning of the year. If they need to borrow a frame they can - some bring in frames from home. They stay up all year and it's my most complimented room decoration.

    The Sweetest Thing

    1. Looking at your blog name, I see that it fits. The frame thing is such a sweet idea for your kids!

  4. Looks great! I really like those tissue paper balls you made! I just recently got these new student desks in my room (thank god) and was trying to figure out some ways to spruce them up. What do you think of having the kids make those tissue paper balls and then hanging them off the front of their desks?